I got paperwork in the mail the other day for an appointment with a QTC doctor to see me about my claims. I vaguely remember doing this before like 6 years ago. What exactly happens after I see the QTC doctor. Thanks in advance.
The QTC doctor will conduct an evaluation concerning your disability claim. Then, they will send the findings to the VARO.
Personally, QTC evaluations are not to be trusted. IMPORTANT: through your VAMC, request a copy of the QTC evaluation by date, etc. Be sure to send a rebuttal concerning the QTC evaluation if it is in error or FALSE.... to your VARO with all the details and facts, etc.
I just had my QTC appt last thursday. When should I request the report from my VAMC? They took a series of X-Rays so I definitely wanted to see if there were any findings.
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My understanding is you have to make the request to the Regional Office.
I got my C&P evals (results) a few years ago and, if I recall, I completed a form at my VAMC and the results were sent to my address. It took about 4 weeks.
For another C&P, I think I sent my request to my VARO. I ALWAYS asked for a copy of each and all C&Ps. That way you can cross-check the facts and ddetails.
Call the VA, 1-800-827-1000, and ask them how to get a copy of your C&P record.
I heard a lot of bad things about QTC. I hope they aren't true. I herad they were primarily are called in when VA wants to discredit its own examiners (especially the LA office). Say its not so! Feed back wanted!
Well...I can only tell you about the QTC Doctor the VA contracts with here....He does exams for the VA...and..he is also my "Family Doctor"
Do I think he will always remain fair & honest? Yes, because I asked him one time if his soul was for sale for money..He knew I was a vet, and wasn't there for a C&P either. He told me "Off the record, I try my best for you guys"
I think that I've expressed my opinion about QTC C&P examinations in this post or another on military.com, but here it is again.
I've had two (2) C&P exams by QTC. For each, I got a copy of the resulting report. Also, I printed a copy of the VA's specific examination worksheet, Index to Disability Examination Worksheets at:
Then, I compared the two: my QTC Report and the blank exam worksheet (that is an outline of what is to be covered in a C&P exam. Then, I recalled EXACTLY what was discussed and examined by the QTC doctor to the two (2) documents. ALSO, I recalled what was not examined.
Well, my findings were that the QTC Report was bogus and false, 60% or more. Much of the stuff in the QTC report was not even examined, but it was put into the report by the QTC doctor. ALSO, by reviewing the documents, I came to the conclusion that QTC starts their report from predetermined electronic templates documents. I AM SURE that their templates are originally designed to DENY a claim. They are completed reports and have a denial conclusion. I'm positive. They make some minor data changes to their predesigned "denial" template (form) and complete it. That saves them time and money.
I am positive that that is what they did to me twice. Yes, you can call me paranoid, but I did my homework and thats what I believe.
For both of the QTC Reports, a sent a strong rebuttal to my VARO indicating what they had done to me. I documented every issue in full and requested a VA IG Investigation of QTC C&P procedures and practices. I put it all in writing and sent it to my VARO, TWICE. I think it all was ignored by the VARO.
PS. I've had about 5 C&P exams by VA C&P Examination doctors and they have never done what QTC did to me. QTC Reports were always designed for a denial conclusion. Almost always, my VA C&P exams were positive so I was awarded the claim. Thats a BIG difference.
FOR EXAMPLE: I claimed nerve damage to my left leg from shrapnel wound in Vietnam. I went to the VAMC and got a full examination and the doctors concluded that I do, in fact, have nerve damage from the shrapnel wounds in my left leg and they put it all in my electronic file with a diagnosis and NEXUS to my military injury/wounds in Vietnam. QTC had my C-file and did NOT even mention these facts in their report. Obviously, they didn't take the time to even read my C-file. Thats what I call a "BAD EGG".
The VARO awarded the claim based on the VAMC's examinations, not QTC's or any other evaluation. Yes, you can be examined by experts at your VAMC, but you must request it from your VA PCP. He or she will do an electronic referral to the VAMC (department) that specializes in your illness or injury.This message has been edited. Last edited by: RVN1968,
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People complained about VAMC exams, so now we have the contractor exams. In Ohio we have several contactors. Over all they make me shudder. Contractor exams have been basically not to favorable to the veteran. They very often conflict with years of comprehensive medical documentation of the physicians, who spend much more time with the veteran on every visit than the brief C&P.
Most of you except VSO's on this board only see what happens to you, or you hear some individaul of their experience. I see thousands of veterans in person every year and have done so for over three decades. Which can easily be documented for the unbelievers.
The results are disheartening to say the least. There is little to be done to resolve this issue as veterans have literally demanded this happen for years. Now it is here.
Thursday a veteran brought me his "report for exam" notice. He is required to drive from south central Ohio to Poland Ohio near Cleveland for his exam about 300 miles each way passing five VA's and hundreds of doctors. I called Cleveland VA and they said they cannot tell the contractor how to schedule. So I called the contractor, who will not repond to anyone but the veteran. They are outside of the POA.
In my opinion you have two options, one is to work through your veterans organizations and complain. The second is to complain to your Congress people that is your two Senators and one Representative.
Maybe a wise third option do both of the above!
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